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View Poll Results: BFG AT/KO vs. Goodyear DuraTrac
BFG AT/KO 16 45.71%
Goodyear DuraTrac 19 54.29%
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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BFG AT/KO vs. Goodyear DuraTrac

Help me decide on which tire to get! Here's whats on my head: Ive seen a lot of post saying that BFG AT/KOs suck and they wear out fast, but Ive put at least 25k on BFG AT/KOs thats on my Tahoe and there @ 50% right now and I like them. I was decided on the DuraTracs till I saw a big chunk of side wall missing from one of my current tires(Goodyear Wrangler AT/S). Is this a Goodyear thing? Also I will be going up to a 285/75/16E from 215/85/16E.

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Old 10-02-2009, 12:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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That tire damage is due to overheating from driving under-inflated (which overheats from internal friction and promotes seperation), OR a factory defect.

As for the BfG, the BfG AT KO has been the most inconsistent tire we've ever run, with a combined bad tire balance issues out of the box, being prone to excessive cupping, noisy on the highway, poor self-cleaning, poor Pennsylvania mud traction, poor snow traction, and thumping generated after 10k or miles, due to internal belt "shifting".

I'm still a Hankook RF10 guy, through and through.



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I check my tires about once a month, so I doubt it was under inflated. Oh and yes my BFGs have had to be balanced 3 time since new. They are PITA to balance, I did them my self and one took like 7oz. Other than that I like them. But wanted to try something different but Im now scared because of what happend to day.
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I would follow heymcall over a cliff, but I have to disagree this time. 30k on my 285s on PYOs, 50% treadwear, and never an issue. I ran them on all of my other trucks, and again, never an issue. I do rotate alot, like every other oil change, but that's what's required to keep these tires happy on my #7200 truck. Just sayin.
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I'd have to agree with Heymcall, all the things he described I've experienced or am dealing with on these set of 285/70's BFG's. I've got 31k on them and ready to dump them but, I think I can get another 10k or so out of them so I'm gonna stick it out. And I rotate what I would call frequently, every 5k.
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I voted for the BFG's because I have a set and have never owned the Goodyears. I've had good experiences with the BFG AT. My current set on stock 3500 wheels has 38k on them. There is still a bit of life left in them. Two of them started to wear funny at about 33k. I rotate every 7-8k. I would buy them again but I am also considering the RF10 and Cooper st as well.
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That is a pretty common problem with Goodyears. They are prone to sidewall blowouts. It is usually due to overheating though. Goodyears are my least favorite tire and that includes private brands.

I run the BFG's personally. That said; I have seen many different mileages. I have a toyhauler that had about 15-20,000 miles of use over the past 2 years and my first set of 285's lasted 50,000 miles. I just put on my second set a month ago. My boss just replaced his also and he got 53k. I have seen guys get 80k when running highway miles and have seen 30k. They are a pain to balance also.
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I've got 31k on them and ready to dump them but,

That brings up another very valid point....Who would want a 60k mile tire? Once a belt thump, casing deformity, or abnormal wear shows up, you're stuck for rest of the life of the tires with that noise, vibration, or pull.
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That brings up another very valid point....Who would want a 60k mile tire? Once a belt thump, casing deformity, or abnormal wear shows up, you're stuck for rest of the life of the tires with that noise, vibration, or pull.
Your not necessarily "stuck". That is when you go to your dealer and ask them to help you out. Most tire manufacturers will at least do a satisfaction guarantee. They want to keep as much business as possible and keep the bad stuff to a minimum. They know blogs and forums are booming and don't need bad publicity. I have dealt with this for all major brands.
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That brings up another very valid point....Who would want a 60k mile tire? Once a belt thump, casing deformity, or abnormal wear shows up, you're stuck for rest of the life of the tires with that noise, vibration, or pull.

michelin and goodyear are alot quicker to satisfy a customers needs on a tire that doesnt meet its mileage rating.period.i personally have adjusted(given credit) to customers that rotated they're tires when they were supposed to but didnt see the mileage they were supposed to see.

hankook is definetaly a good tire BUT lets not compare apples and oranges

the goodyear wrangler ats is a garbage tire made substandard to conform to very low pricing the dealerships and guys like walmart demand

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